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 new patent  Bacillus amyloliquefaciens rti301 compositions and methods of use for benefiting plant growth and treating plant disease

Compositions and methods include a new strain of bacillus amyloliquefaciens having growth promoting activity and activity against plant pathogens. The compositions are useful for benefiting plant growth and/or conferring protection against a pathogenic infection when applied to plant foliage, flowers, fruits, bark, roots, seeds, callus tissue, grafts, cuttings, surrounding soil or growth medium, and soil or growth medium concomitant with sowing seed and planting callus tissue, grafts, and cuttings. ... Fmc Corporation

Manifold and shared actuator

A system includes a manifold and a shared valve actuation system that is operatively coupled to the manifold at a single location. The manifold is comprised of a block with at least one drilled header hole formed within the block, a plurality of drilled flow inlet holes formed within the block, wherein the number of drilled flow inlet holes corresponds to the number of external flow lines that supply fluid to the manifold, and a plurality of isolation valves coupled to the block, the valve element for each of the isolation valves positioned within the block. ... Fmc Corporation

Compositions and methods for controlling weeds in crops

Compositions and methods for controlling volunteer crop weeds in a crop by applying to weeds a herbicidally effective amount of a synergistic herbicidal composition that includes bromoxynil and a protoporphyrinogen oxidase (ppo) inhibitor are disclosed.. . ... Fmc Corporation

A system for remote operation of downhole well equipment

A remotely operated subsea well completion system, which comprises local storage (28, 36) of hydraulic energy and feedthroughs in a bop (11) or a marine riser (9), has the object of installing or pulling a production tubing and its tubing hanger without using an umbilical within a marine riser. The system consists of an internal control module (25), which comprises hydraulic accumulators (28), a liquid divider (31), control valves (30, 34), an electric control module (27), as well as one or more transmitters/receivers (19) for communication to an external control unit (21, 26). ... Fmc Corporation

Sweetened condensed creamer

A sweetened condensed creamer comprising: a) a hydrocolloid comprising non-coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose; b) an emulsifier; b) a protein; c) a fat; d) a sweetener; e) optionally a dispersant; and f) water. The use of non-coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose as all or a portion of the hydrocolloid component provides unexpectedly desirable storage stability in that it desirably reduces the viscosity increase during storage, relative to that observed in conventional formulations of sweetened condensed creamers which comprise only coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose.. ... Fmc Corporation

Joint made of shape memory alloy and uses thereof

The present application refers to a connection for connecting hydraulic tubing as used by subsea devices, by using a shaped memory alloy material. The sleeve connection made of a shaped memory alloy material, is originally manufactured with an internal diameter shorter than the external diameter of the tubing, internally has a cover material made of dielectric material and, most internally, has a layer of an anti-corrosive material which is contiguous to the external face of said tubing the layer of an anti-corrosive material internally has protruding portions designed to grasp the external surface of the tubing, forming streaks.. ... Fmc Corporation

Method of making bleached microcrystalline cellulose

A method of producing bleached microcrystalline cellulose which method comprises neutralizing or alkalizing an acidic microcrystalline production reaction mixture slurry, typically produced by acid hydrolysis or by electronic beam irradiation, followed by adding an oxidant to such reaction mixture. This practice of this method permits the production of microcrystalline cellulose having desirable color stability as well as compression characteristics suitable for pharmaceutical binder use from paper grade and other low purity pulps.. ... Fmc Corporation

Imitation skinless sausages

A fine emulsion sausage having an alginate coating having a thickness of 0.05 mm or less; said sausage substantially possessing the visible and organoleptic properties of a skinless sausage. Also, a method of manufacturing such sausages, which method comprises co-extruding a fine emulsion filling with a casing paste comprising alginate to form a coextruded product comprising 1.5% or less by weight of casing paste, based upon the total weight of the casing paste and filling; and contacting such coextruded product with a solution containing calcium ions, which solution has a ph below the pka value of the alginate.. ... Fmc Corporation

Maintenance condition sensing device

A method for monitoring a maintenance condition of a component includes coupling a sensing device to the component. The sensing device includes at least one non-intrusive data sensor and an on-board processing complex including a wireless communication device and being coupled to the at least one non-intrusive data sensor. ... Fmc Corporation

Flushing a tool for closed well operation and an associated method

A closed operation subsea well tool assembly with a flushing system flushing a first fluid in the main bore (15) of the tool assembly (1). The flushing system of the tool assembly comprises a container (19) with a second fluid, a pump (2), a swab valve (20) in the top of the main bore (15), an inlet (3) in the bottom of the main bore of the tool assembly, which is connected to the pump. ... Fmc Corporation

Bacillus thuringiensis rti545 compositions and methods of use for benefiting plant growth and controlling plant pests

Compositions are provided that include a new bacillus thuringiensis strain designated rti545 for use in benefiting plant growth and controlling plant pests. In particular, the rti545 strain is useful for controlling plant nematode, insect and fungal pests. ... Fmc Corporation

Gate valve protector sleeve

In one aspect, this disclosure relates to a protector sleeve for a frac gate valve. The disclosed protector sleeve prevents frac sand and other particulates from becoming trapped between the seat and the seat pockets. ... Fmc Corporation

Stabilized lithium metal powder for li-ion application, composition and process

The present invention provides a lithium metal powder protected by a wax. The resulting lithium metal powder has improved stability and improved storage life.. ... Fmc Corporation

Closed concentrated dry chemical dispersion system and method

. . A closed concentrated dry chemical dispersion system including a closed ingredient container having a volume of dry ingredient therein. The system provides a fluid container and a mixing chamber in which the dry ingredient and fluid can be mixed to form a formulation for delivery to a device such as agrochemical dispensing equipment. ... Fmc Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066491

Gas-liquid separation and compression/pumping units capable of being mounted in production wells and injection wells

The present application refers to individual subsea solutions to be applied in a production well for gas-liquid separation and an injection well for compression or pumping of gas or water current in subsea systems of oil exploration. Said solutions refer to a unit for gas-liquid separation mountable in a production well, which includes a unit of gas-liquid separation directly connected to an adapter base of production bap or “tubing head”; and a unit for compression/pumping mountable in an injection well including a unit of compression or pumping that is directly connected to a bap or (“tubing head”), the flow line having gas or water to be injected connected to the bap or (“tubing head”).. ... Fmc Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066485

Modular system and method for controlling subsea operations

The invention concerns a modular system for controlling subsea operations. The modular system comprises a control room structure at a top side location, the control room structure is provided with a fixed modular connection assembly. ... Fmc Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051529

Method and valve assembly for flushing of debris

The invention concerns a method for flushing of debris from a valve assembly arranged in a fluid line. The valve assembly comprises at least two flow regulating units arranged in series between an inlet and an outlet of the valve assembly. ... Fmc Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042851

Solid dispersions

A solid dispersion comprising: (a) a pharmaceutical active ingredient or a nutraceutical active ingredient having a low solubility; and (b) sodium or potassium alginate. In addition, a drug dosage form prepared from such a solid dispersion.. ... Fmc Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042820

Toothpaste compositions with reduced abrasivity

Toothpaste compositions are disclosed. The toothpaste composition comprises a binder; a surface active agent; an abrasive; a humectant; and water; in which: (1) the abrasive is silica, the composition additionally comprises a silica thickener, and the composition comprises 1 to 7 wt % of the silica thickener, less than 15 wt % of the silica abrasive, 45 to 70 wt % water, 0.8 to 3.0 wt % of a surface active agent; 0.05 to 3.0 wt % the binder; or (2) the abrasive is silica, the composition additionally comprises a silica thickener, the composition comprises 2 to 22 wt % total silica, 0.8 to 3.0 wt % of a surface active agent; 0.05 to 3.0 wt % the binder, and the composition additionally comprises about 0.1 to 8.0 wt % of non-colloidal microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal microcrystalline cellulose, or a mixture thereof; or (3) the binder is a calcium based abrasive, the binder is a cellulose gum, and the composition comprises 25 to 55 wt % of the calcium based abrasive, 35 to 60 wt % water, 0.8 to 3.0 wt % of the surface active agent, and 1.0 to 3.0 wt % of the binder.. ... Fmc Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042283

Stabilizer composition of microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose, method for making, and uses

The subject matter of this invention is a composition and method of making a water-dispersible, stabilizing colloidal microcrystalline cellulose:carboxymethylcellulose composition. The method of making the composition does not require a salt solution as an anti-slip agent.. ... Fmc Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038185

Tool for closed well operation

The invention relates to a tool and associated method for making closed operation in subsea wells possible, without the use of cable or coiled tubing up to the rig or ship. The object of this solution is to move such operations to lighter and more cost efficient vessels or ships which are not necessarily required to handle hydrocarbons up to the deck of the vessel. ... Fmc Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038184

Passively locking connector

An assembly includes a first hub having a body and an end surface, first and second openings defined in the body and a plurality of segmented collets positioned around the body. A locking mandrel is operatively coupled to the body, wherein the locking mandrel is adapted to engage the plurality of segmented collets, and a latching/release mechanism is positioned at least partially within the first and second openings defined in the body, wherein the latching/release mechanism is adapted to be positioned in a first position wherein the locking mandrel is in an unlocked and loaded position and in a second position wherein the locking mandrel is released and engages the plurality of segmented collets so as to couple the first hub to a second hub.. ... Fmc Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035671

Use of 3-isoxazolidinones as selective herbicides in grass and brassica crops

The present invention is directed to the use of at least one 3-isoxazolidone herbicide selected from the group consisting of 2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)methyl-4,4-dimethyl-3-isoxazolidone and 2-(2,5-dichlorophenyl)methyl-4,4-dimethyl-3-isoxazolidone as a selective herbicide in a grass or brassica crop selected from the group consisting of corn, rice, sorghum, barley, rye, and canola.. . ... Fmc Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032776

Marker system to confirm proper agrochemical compositions and formulations

A marker system including at least one sensor configured to be positioned relative to a container to obtain information regarding content within the container, and a control module which receives the sensed information. Based on the sensed information, the system determines if the content of the container is approved for use for the particular application and/or equipment. ... Fmc Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180020676

Bacillus velezensis rti301 compositions and methods of use for benefiting plant growth and treating plant disease

Compositions and methods include a new strain of bacillus velezensis having growth promoting activity and activity against plant pathogens. The compositions are useful for benefiting plant growth and/or conferring protection against a pathogenic infection when applied to plant foliage, flowers, fruits, bark, roots, seeds, callus tissue, grafts, cuttings, surrounding soil or growth medium, and soil or growth medium concomitant with sowing seed and planting callus tissue, grafts, and cuttings. ... Fmc Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180007906

Suspoemulsion of fomesafen and fluthiacet-methyl

The present invention provides novel synergistic herbicidal suspoemulsion compositions of fomesafen and fluthiacet-methyl that have superior chemical and physical stability and increased herbicidal action when compared to tank mixtures.. . ... Fmc Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000070

Foam formulations and apparatus for delivery

Foamable formulations of agriculturally active ingredients are provided, as well as methods for using them. The formulations allow improved delivery active ingredients by the ability to deliver high amounts of active ingredient with a low volume of formulation used.. ... Fmc Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370385

Flow conditioner

A flow conditioner for use in a conduit includes a ring having a plurality of stepped elements disposed on an inner surface of the ring. A method for conditioning fluid using a flow conditioner includes coupling a flow conditioner to an interior surface of a conduit, flowing fluid through the conduit, contacting a surface of the flow conditioner with the flowing fluid, positioning a flow meter downstream of the flow conditioner, and measuring the flow profile of the fluid with the flow meter. ... Fmc Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370201

Recoverable module for subsea environments and uses thereof

A recoverable module is configured for subsea environments, and is suitable for use in the processing of fluids linked to the oil industry, and subsea fluid separation equipment or equipment involving any process performed through liners. The recoverable module for subsea environments includes a separating vessel provided with an inlet and two underflow and overflow or tailing outlets, in addition to a cover which has a set of removable liners fastened to its interior.. ... Fmc Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367985

Enteric film coating compositions, method of coating, and coated forms

A food safe, plant based, water soluble, dry powder formulation and an aqueous enteric coating solution made therefrom, that is used for providing an enteric film coating on oral dosage forms including capsules, tablets, and the like; and methods of making the dry powder formulation, making the aqueous coating solution, and coating of oral dosage forms including capsules, tablets, and the like.. . ... Fmc Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367347

Microbial compositions and methods of use for benefiting plant growth and treating plant disease

Compositions and methods are provided for a combination of a new strain of bacillus amyloliquefaciens rti301 and a new strain of bacillus subtilis rti477, the combination having growth promoting activity and activity against plant pathogens. The compositions containing the rti301 and rti477 strains are useful for benefiting plant growth and/or conferring protection against a pathogenic infection when applied to plant roots, seeds, callus tissue, grafts, and cuttings. ... Fmc Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350205

Equipment for installing and removing plugs

The present invention refers to an equipment for the installation and removal of plugs from submarine well, which comprises a hydraulic cylinder (1) which is coupled to specific tools (9) for installation and removal of plugs (2) in columns suspenders (3) or wcts (4).. . ... Fmc Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170347659

Formulations and methods for controlling rootworm larvae

Tetraniliprole containing formulations and methods for using them for controlling rootworm infestation are discussed. The formulations of the present invention provide improved delivery active ingredients by the ability to provide substantially higher degree of control as compared to other diamide counterparts.. ... Fmc Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170332684

Effective plant protein drink stabilizers comprising colloidal microcrystalline cellulose made from non-dissolving cellulose pulp

Provided is a co-attrited mcc/cmc stabilizer composition containing mcc made from non-dissolving cellulose pulps that is useful for stabilizing plant protein based drinks. Also provided are plant protein drink compositions stabilized using the co-attrited mcc/cmc stabilizer composition containing mcc made from non-dissolving cellulose pulps. ... Fmc Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321517

System for manipulating subsea equipment and controlling a subsea barrier system

-a subsea pump (30) arranged in fluid connection with the well interior (38, 39) providing a closed system suitable for pressure and flow regulation and establishing a temporary fluid flow between the subsea pump and the well interior, -a fluid source (31) supplying fluid to the subsea pump, wherein the subsea pump has a mode of operation for regulation of the flow and/or pressure between the pump and the well interior to operate equipment arranged in the well, -a safety control system for controlling shut down of a valve arrangement in a subsea position, which safety control system is also arranged in a subsea position and comprises a control unit (60) and an actuation unit (70) for local control and operation of the valve arrangement, - the valve arrangement is operated by the control unit into a valve configuration providing a barrier system between a reservoir in fluid communication with the well interior and the surroundings, -a plurality of sensors (100, 51, 52) arranged for measuring fluid parameters transmitted as signals to the control unit, which also receives other signals from subsea and or topside locations, where the control unit is configured such that when at least one transmitted signal deviates from allowable value the control unit activates the actuation unit for the closing of the valve arrangement. The invention also concerns a method.. ... Fmc Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170260983

System for pumping a fluid and method for its operation

A method of operating a system (16) for pumping a fluid, which system comprises: a pump (17) for pumping the fluid; and a variable speed motor (20) for driving the pump (17). The method comprises the steps of: identifying a first system parameter (pi); identifying a second system parameter (p2) which is a function of the torque of the pump; setting a target value (p10) for a first system parameter; monitoring the first system parameter (pi); establishing a target value (p2o) for the second system parameter based on the difference between the target value and the measured value of the first system parameter; monitoring the second system parameter; and regulating the rotational speed of the pump such that the difference between the monitored value and the target value of the second system parameter is minimised. ... Fmc Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170260982

System for pumping a fluid and method for its operation

A system (16) for pumping a fluid, comprising: a pump (17) comprising a suction side (18) and a discharge side (19); a motor (20) for driving the pump, which motor is drivingly connected to the pump via a shaft (21); a return line (23) providing a feed-back conduit for the fluid from the discharge side to the suction side; a control valve (24) controlling the flow of the fluid through the return line; and a first sensor device (27) for monitoring a first system parameter which is a function of the differential pressure across the pump. The system further comprises: a second sensor device (28) for monitoring a second system parameter which is a function of the torque of the pump; and a control unit (25) arranged to: receive monitored first system parameter values from the first sensor device and, for each monitored first system parameter value, identify a minimum allowable second system parameter value; receive monitored second system parameter values from the second sensor device and, for each monitored second system parameter value, compare the monitored second system parameter value with the identified minimum allowable second parameter value; and regulate the control valve such that the monitored second parameter value does not fall below the minimum allowable second parameter value. ... Fmc Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170254169

Subsea tree and methods of using the same

A subsea tree for use with a well includes a master block that has a flow hub located at the top of the subsea tree, a flow bore in fluid communication with the well, a swab valve, and a master valve. A choke block is coupled to a side of the subsea tree and includes a choke in a flow passage of the choke block. ... Fmc Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170251692

Confectionery containing low viscosity iota carrageenan

The present invention provides a food product in which gelatins are replaced with a texturizer composition comprising a low viscosity iota carrageenan. The present invention also provides a method for replacing gelatins in a food product with a texturizer composition comprising low viscosity iota carrageenan. ... Fmc Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246562

High efficiency phase splitter

A phase splitter for separating a multiphase fluid into a relatively light phase and a relatively heavy phase includes a separator tube which comprises a fluid inlet through which the multiphase fluid enters the apparatus, a heavy phase outlet through which the heavy phase exits the apparatus and an inner diameter surface which defines a flow bore that extends between the fluid inlet and the heavy phase outlet. A swirl element positioned in the flow bore downstream of the fluid inlet causes the multiphase fluid to rotate and separate the heavy phase from the light phase. ... Fmc Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241243

Monolithic manifold with embedded valves

In one illustrative embodiment, the manifold comprises a block with at least one drilled header hole formed within the block, a plurality of drilled flow inlet holes formed within the block, wherein the number of drilled flow inlet holes corresponds to the number of the plurality of external flow lines that supply fluid (e.g., oil/gas) to the manifold and a plurality of isolation valves coupled to the block wherein the valve element for each of the isolation valves is positioned within the block.. . ... Fmc Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170223961

Herbicidal formulation with double action mechanism for controlling weeds, method for controlling undesirable weeds and method for increasing harvest yield

The present invention refers to a dual mode of action herbicidal formulation for controlling weeds in sugarcane culture during the humid season comprising at least one herbicide pesticide selected from the group of triazolinones and at least one herbicide pesticide selected from the group of urea. The present invention further refers to methods for controlling undesirable weeds, comprising applying the formulation of the present invention to plants, thereby providing a faster initial development of the crop, providing higher production levels and increasing crop yield, in addition to the longevity of the sugarcane plantation.. ... Fmc Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215418

Controlling red rice with mesotrione

Methods for controlling weeds in a crop, comprising applying to the weeds a herbicidally effective amount of a composition comprising a p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (hppd) inhibitor are presented.. . ... Fmc Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211565

Pump fluid end assembly mounting system

A system for mounting a fluid end (420) of a pump (400) to a power end (410) of the pump (400) includes an upper clamping bar (448) and a clamping assembly (460) that is adapted to removably clamp the fluid end (420) to the upper clamping bar (448). The clamping assembly (460) includes a clamp bar (462) having a first tapered clamping face (462x) that is adapted to contact a correspondingly tapered clamping face (448x) on the upper clamping bar (448) when the fluid end (420) is removably clamped to the upper clamping bar (448).. ... Fmc Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170198540

Hybrid two piece packoff assembly

A packoff assembly for sealing between an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member has a lower packoff which is configured to seal between the inner and outer tubular members, an upper packoff which is configured to seal between the inner and outer tubular members above the lower packoff, the upper packoff being releasably connected to the lower packoff and, when connected to the lower packoff, being axially movable relative to the lower packoff between a first position and a second position, a latch ring which is supported on the lower packoff, the latch ring being radially expandable into a corresponding locking groove in the outer tubular member, and a locking mandrel which is operably engaged by the upper packoff such that upon axial movement of the upper packoff from the first position to the second position, the locking mandrel expands the latch ring into the locking groove to thereby lock the upper and lower packoffs in position between the inner and outer tubular members. With the lower packoff locked in position between the inner and outer tubular members, the upper packoff can be selectively removed from the packoff assembly by disconnecting the locking mandrel from the upper packoff and disconnecting the upper packoff from the lower packoff.. ... Fmc Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170196226

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens rti472 compositions and methods of use for benefiting plant growth and treating plant disease

Compositions and methods include a new strain of bacillus amyloliquefaciens having activity against plant pathogens. The compositions are useful for benefiting plant growth and/or conferring protection against a pathogenic infection when applied to plant foliage, flowers, fruits, bark, roots, seeds, callus tissue, grafts, cuttings, surrounding soil or growth medium, and soil or growth medium concomitant with sowing seed and planting callus tissue, grafts, and cuttings. ... Fmc Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181433

In situ treatment of seed in furrow

Methods, systems, and kits are provided for in situ seed treatment with liquid crop benefit compositions at planting in furrow.. . ... Fmc Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170175923

Hydraulic actuator with spring return

The present invention refers to a submarine hydraulic actuator with spring return, wherein the said spring is exposed directly in contact with the seawater, being constituted of inert material to corrosion and of special building. The said spring is assembled in a moving stopper (3) coupled by fixation special means to the actuator rod (5) and that is in sliding contact with a stabilizer extension (4) of the actuator rod (5) through two or more guide tears (20).. ... Fmc Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159655

Valve stop retainer device

A valve stop retainer device (220) that is adapted to interface with a cross-bore fluid communication chamber (262) of a reciprocating pump (250) includes a spring retainer plate (221) and a plurality of retainer lobes (223) extending substantially away from a first side of the spring retainer plate (221). Each of the plurality of retainer lobes (223) includes an upper portion (223u) having an outer surface (223s). ... Fmc Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159410

A shared actuation system

The present invention refers to a shared actuation system to place tools on any subsea valve interface on an oil production station located in a subsea structure, such as a manifold. The system comprises a connection device for connection to the subsea structure, attached to the connection device at least one structural element, all connected to each other through rotary joints, providing at least two degrees of freedom for a distal end of the structure elements where an actuation tool is positioned, for interaction with the valve interfaces on the subsea structure, where the structural elements further is connected to a sail element.. ... Fmc Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170158538

Systems and methods for treating oilfield wastewater

A wastewater treatment system is disclosed that includes a desanding hydrocyclone, a deoiling hydrocyclone, an electrocoagulation apparatus that is adapted to receive a flow of treated wastewater from the desanding and deoiling hydrocyclones, a floc separator that is adapted to receive a flow of a first effluent from the electrocoagulation apparatus, and an ultrafiltration membrane apparatus that is adapted to receive at least a portion of a flow of a second effluent from the floc separator.. . ... Fmc Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170156334

Insecticidal and miticidal mixtures of bifenthrin and cyano-pyrethroids

The present invention is directed to novel insecticidal and/or miticidal compositions comprising bifenthrin and a cyano-pyrethroid. The compositions exhibit an unexpected increase in insecticidal activity as compared to the insecticidal activity of the individual components.. ... Fmc Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170141548

Subsea power distribution device and system

A subsea power distribution device and system. The subsea power distribution device includes a first watertight housing accommodating at least one transformer, having a primary winding and at least one secondary winding, input terminals electrically connected to the primary winding and arranged to be connected to a remote power supply, an output terminals electrically connected to the at least one secondary winding, and switches located within the first watertight housing and arranged to open and close the connections between each secondary winding and a corresponding output terminal. ... Fmc Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170138141

Direct hydraulic rapid response module apparatus and method

An apparatus, fixed or recoverable to control a remote device includes a valve assembly having a cylinder, a piston dividing the cylinder into a first hydraulic chamber and a second hydraulic chamber, a spring to bias the piston toward the first hydraulic chamber, and a linkage to connect the piston to the remote device, a quick-vent valve assembly comprising an inlet connected to a hydraulic source, an outlet connected to the first hydraulic chamber, and a vent port, wherein the quick-vent valve assembly is configured to discharge fluid from the outlet to the vent when a pressure of the hydraulic source connected to the inlet drops below a threshold value, and a vent line connecting the vent port of the quick-vent valve assembly to a hydraulic accumulator.. . ... Fmc Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170129861

6-acyl-1,2,4-triazine-3,5-dione derivative and herbicides

Disclosed are triazine derivative compounds exhibiting sufficient herbicidal activity at low application dosage when they are applied to soils and foliage, and an agrochemical composition using the same, in particular herbicides.. . ... Fmc Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170128276

High speed sap particle applicator

The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method of applying a single sap (super adsorbent polymer) type granules or multiple sap types at high speed in a continuous or intermittent 2-dimesional or 3-dimensional profile via volumetric or gravimetric metering onto a receiving system such as a carrier layer and/or into an air stream for use in an absorbent article, particularly diapers for babies or adults, training pants, pull-up diapers (diaper pants), sanitary napkins, panty liners or the like. These articles typically comprise of a carrier layer with the sap particles and/or a mixed sap and fiber core together with further layers, making up the complete article.. ... Fmc Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170118869

Subsea cooling assembly

A subsea cooling assembly has a block module for the accommodation of electronics or power components and a cover element. The block module is arranged with at least one recess, with the electronics or power components being arranged in the at least one recess of the block module for the transfer heat between the electronics or power components and the surrounding sea through the block module. ... Fmc Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105419

Compositions and methods for use of insecticide with bacillus sp. d747

Compositions and methods are provided for benefiting plant growth. In particular aspects, the compositions contain a biologically pure culture of bacillus sp. ... Fmc Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105418

High-load pyrethroid encapsulated seed treatment formulations

An insecticide composition comprising a plurality of microcapsules wherein each microcapsule comprises an outer polymeric shell encapsulating a core containing pyrethroid.. . ... Fmc Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101840

Installation of an emergency casing slip hanger and annular packoff assembly having a metal to metal sealing system through the blowout preventer

An emergency casing packoff assembly (170) that is adapted to be installed in a wellhead (100) through a blowout preventer includes an upper packoff body (171), a lower packoff body (174) releasably coupled to the upper packoff body (171), and a metal seal ring (175) that is adapted to create a metal to metal seal between the packoff assembly (170) and a casing (110) supported in a wellhead (100) when a pressure thrust load is imposed on the packoff assembly (170). The casing packoff assembly (170) further includes a lock ring energizing mandrel (173) threadably coupled to the upper packoff body (171), wherein at least a portion of the lock ring energizing mandrel (173) is adapted to be threadably rotated relative to the upper packoff body (171) so as to lock the packoff assembly (170) into the wellhead (100) while the imposed pressure thrust load is maintained on the packoff assembly (170).. ... Fmc Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170085074

Electrical penetrator assembly

A method of manufacturing an electrical penetrator assembly (1) comprising a penetrator housing (3) having a through-bore and an internal support surface; a ceramic sleeve assembly (2) sealingly providing a feed-through for an electrical conductor (29), which sleeve assembly comprises first and second outer support surfaces; and a compression member (6) comprising a compression surface; said method comprising the steps of sealingly attaching at least one metal, annular sealing member (4, 5) to a section of the sleeve assembly; positioning the sleeve assembly in the through-bore of the penetrator housing such that the first, outer support surface is brought into contact with the internal support surface; attaching the compression member to the penetrator housing such that the compression surface is brought into contact with the second, outer support surface; by means of the compression member, directly or indirectly preloading the sleeve assembly by applying a force onto the sleeve assembly such that a predetermined contact pressure is obtained between the first, outer support surface and the internal support surface; and directly or indirectly, sealingly connecting the at least one sealing member to the penetrator housing. The invention also relates to an electrical penetrator assembly manufactured according to the method.. ... Fmc Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170082103

Reciprocating pump with improved fluid cylinder cross-bore geometry

A reciprocating pump comprising a fluid end housing having a number of plunger sections, each of which includes a plunger bore within which a plunger is slidably received, a suction bore within which a suction valve is positioned, a discharge bore within which a discharge valve is positioned, and a cross bore chamber which is located between said bores and is configured as a surface of revolution. Each of the bores intersects the cross-bore chamber to thereby define a respective cross curve which is spatially separated from each adjacent cross curve. ... Fmc Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170079269

Nematode repellent composition

In one aspect, this invention relates to a nematode repellent composition comprising an effective nematode repellent amount of a fatty acid and an anthranilate ester. In another aspect, this invention relates to a method of repelling nematodes employing such composition.. ... Fmc Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074434

Connector with actuatable reaction members to resist bending loads

A connector 116 comprised of a body 116a adapted to be positioned adjacent two hubs 112a, 112b, a primary locking means for connecting the two hubs 112a, 112b together and at least one actuatable reaction member 130 that is operatively coupled to the connector body 116a, wherein, when actuated, an inner surface 130s of the at least one actuatable reaction member 130 is urged toward an outer surface 112s of one of the two spaced apart hubs 112a, 112b and wherein a line of travel 133 of the at least one actuatable member 130 is axially spaced apart 134 from a sealing interface that is to be established between the two hubs 112a, 112b.. . ... Fmc Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170067317

High temperature insulation system and method

A method includes designing a subsea equipment assembly having an insulation covering an outer surface of at least one equipment unit and a flow path formed through the at least one equipment unit. The designing includes modeling a temperature profile of the subsea equipment assembly having a fluid within the flow path, identifying at least one hot zone along an interface between the insulation and the outer surface, where the at least one hot zone is exposed to temperatures above a degradation temperature of the insulation, and designing at least one cold zone along the interface to border the at least one hot zone, the at least one cold zone exposed to maximum temperatures below the degradation temperature of the insulation.. ... Fmc Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052167

System and method for multiphase flow measurements

A system, method and hydrocarbon processing facility for determining at least one parameter of a multiphase fluid (1) comprising hydrocarbons flowing in a conduit (2) of a hydrocarbon processing facility, which system comprises: said conduit; at least one coaxial measurement probe (3), which comprises at least one probe conductor, a probe shield (7) arranged outside of the at least one probe conductor, which at least one measurement probe is mounted to the conduit for measuring signals indicative of at least one physical property of the fluid -and comprises a first, open-ended terminal (8) where the at least one probe conductor and the probe shield are exposed to the flowing fluid when the system is in operation; and a signal processor (4) for interpreting the signals to determine the at least one parameter. The at least one measurement probe comprises a second terminal (9), and the system comprises a signal line (10) for conveying the signals from the at least one measurement probe to the signal processor, which signal line is connected to the at least one measurement probe at a predetermined position (p) in between the first terminal and the second terminal.. ... Fmc Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052048

Measurements device

The present invention provides a device for measuring properties of a fluid flow in a pipe, comprising a first (1), second (2) and third pipe section (3), and where the first pipe section (1) comprises a fluid flow modifying feature arranged such that, during use, a liquid part of the fluid flow will form an annular layer (4) at an inner wall of the second pipe section (2), and the second pipe section (2) is arranged downstream of the first pipe section (1) and comprises at least one near field probe (5) having a first frequency range, and at least one full volume field probe (6) having a second frequency range, the upper limit of the first frequency range being lower than the lower limit of the second frequency range; the third pipe section (3) is arranged downstream of the second pipe section (2) and comprises a resonance enabling element (8), such that said element (8) and at least the second pipe section (2) provides a resonator able to capture parts of the frequency range of the full volume field probe (6).. . ... Fmc Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170051572

Ball insertion device for use in oil and gas wells

In one illustrative embodiment, the ball inserter device comprises, among other things, a body having a ball insertion opening and a ball drop opening, wherein the ball drop opening intersects the ball insertion opening, a ball inserter piston that is attached to the body and an inserter cavity isolation valve coupled to the body wherein the valve element, when closed, blocks the ball insertion opening and partially defines an insertion cavity between the inserter cavity isolation valve and the ball inserter piston and a pressure relief valve coupled to the body that is in fluid communication with the insertion cavity. In this example, the device also comprises a ball input device coupled to the body that includes a plug, a removable cap and an opening that is axially aligned with the ball drop opening.. ... Fmc Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170045315

Subsea cooler

A subsea cooler has at least one pipe (1) and a housing (4). The pipe has an inlet (2) and an outlet (3) for a fluid to be cooled and comprises straight sections (5) connected by bend sections (6). ... Fmc Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170042155

Use of 3-isoxazolidinones compounds as selective herbicides

Herbicidal compositions are described containing either 2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)methyl-4,4-dimethyl-3-isoxazolidinone (2,4-dc) or 2-(2,5-dichlorophenyl)methyl-4,4-dimethyl-3-isoxazolidinone (2,5-dc). Compositions containing 2,4-dc or 2,5-dc and a second herbicide are also disclosed, where the combination does not contain both 2,4-dc and 2,5-dc. ... Fmc Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170035058

Insecticidal compositions and method for insect control

An environmentally safe, non-phytotoxic pesticidal composition comprising natural plant oils geraniol and cedar oil and methods of controlling insects is provided.. . ... Fmc Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170027176

Methods for improving plant growth-monitoring

Methods of improving the growth of a plant by applying a plant growth effective amount of a plant growth composition that includes a hydrated aluminum magnesium silicate and at least one dispersant selected from the group consisting of a sucrose ester, a lignosulfonate, an alkylpolyglycoside, a naphthalenesulfonic acid formaldehyde condensate and a phosphate ester to plant propagation material in the absence of insect pest pressure.. . ... Fmc Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170027164

Liquid-fertilizer ready formulations of bifenthrin

Insecticidal compositions suitable for use in preparation of insecticidal liquid fertilizers are disclosed. The compositions include bifenthrin, a polymeric dispersant, a suspension agent, a freeze-thaw stabilizer, and optionally a preservative.. ... Fmc Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170009772

Installation for using control fluid as barrier fluid for electric motors coupled to subsea pumps

The present invention relates to the use of water-based control fluid in subsea systems as barrier fluid for electric motors (2) coupled to subsea pumps (1). For that purpose, a hose (hfl) (12) is arranged between an umbilical termination unit (9) and the electric motor (2) of the submersible pump (1), by means of a connection plate (mqc) (7). ... Fmc Corporation








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